On this week’s episode, an Orleans Parish judge denied the Cantrell administration’s attempt to block an ongoing investigation by the City Council into contract-fixing allegations.

A report by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor concluded that teachers in New Orleans schools are four times more likely to be uncertified compared to other teachers throughout the state. And the NOLA Public Schools district’s property insurance is going way up

A federal court judge began hearing arguments in the “remedy phase” of a trial over healthcare at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The trial is a continuation of a seven-year-old federal class-action lawsuit filed by civil rights groups on behalf of all prisoners who are or will be incarcerated in the prison.

Our guests this week are Lens reporters Michael Isaac Stein, Marta Jewson, Nick Chrastil and editor Charles Maldonado.

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Carolyne Heldman

Carolyne Heldman has been in media for 35 years, most recently as Executive Director at an NPR member station in Colorado where she was responsible for new multi-platform content initiatives, strategic...